Month: March 2018

BABC event: GDPR: Are You and Your Company Ready?

Canadian business owners in North Carolina may be interested in this event hosted by the British-American Business Council on March 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm:


The GDPR is designed to unify data privacy requirements across the European Union (EU). If you market to or process the information of EU Data Subjects – which include end users, customers and employees – you need to learn how to address these key requirements.

JOIN US and experts from Womble Bond Dickinson and SAS Institute to gain key insights into the upcoming GDPR requirements that will significantly impact your business.

Visit the BABC event page for details and registration.


Oilers in town on March 20

There are only two Canadians teams remaining on Hurricanes’ schedule this season. On Tuesday, March 20, the Edmonton Oilers will be at PNC playing the Canes at 7pm.  CNNC discounted tickets are available for this game.  You can purchase tickets by using Google Chrome and visiting:

Promo code: CNNC

(Additional instructions regarding ticket purchase HERE.)

Game Report: Jets vs Canes (March 4)

Photos and comments on the recent Jets vs Canes came in from the CNNC sports correspondent.  Enjoy!

Winnipeg did a commendable job preventing the Hurricanes from getting sticks on pucks – and there were rebounds to be had at times – in the dirty areas of the ice. Patrik Laine scored two goals to lead the jets to a 3-2 victory over the Canes. It was his second straight game with two goals.  It was also his third multi-goal game in the last four games and has seven multi-point nights during his streak. Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 33 shots for the Jets. Winnipeg improved to 7-2 in its last nine to close within six points of Nashville for the Central Division lead.

To the Hurricanes credit, they didn’t fold after Winnipeg’s third goal. They continued to push and were eventually rewarded on a rebound. Connor Hellebuyck made the initial save on Slavin’s shot, but the rebound bounced out to Staal, and he buried it for his 15th goal of the season. Teuvo Teravainen scored for the fourth straight game for the Hurricanes  and Cam Ward made 20 saves. Carolina fell to 2-5-2 in its last nine as it tries to hold on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

“They made it hard to get to the net and create plays. That’s what good teams do,” Staal said. “It’s playoff-style hockey right now. I thought we’ve been digging in, working hard and battling hard. We came up short tonight, but the effort and chances were there. It just didn’t quite go our way.”

The Hurricanes scored at least three goals in each of their last three games (2-0-1) coming into tonight’s game, in which they were unable to find a third tally. Peters often calls the league a “race to three,” and Winnipeg won that leg tonight.

Canadian jazz artist Laila Biali is in Durham on Saturday

Looking for something Canadian to do this weekend?
Canadian crossover jazz artist Laila Biali, who has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, has recently released a new album, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and #7 on iTunes USA.  She is inviting the Canadian expat community of The Triangle to celebrate with her on Saturday at Sharp 9 Gallery, 4608-L Industry Lane, Durham, NC 27713. Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

I’ll be playing an album release show at Sharp 9 Gallery this Saturday, March 10 at 8 pm. We’ll also be performing a number of songs from the Great Canadian Songbook including covers of Joni Mitchell, Feist, k.d. Lang and Neil Young.

We hope you can come celebrate with us!